Thursday, February 04, 2010
What hath the internet wrought?
The iPad, the Kindle, and all the other readers, and the internet itself -- they're all just part of a historical seachange every bit as radical as the invention of movable type. Not just the iPad, but the entire modern process of unfettering text from the printed page. A revolution in human consciousness is under way and nobody knows where it’s going. See Memo from the Monastery -- an incredibly funny and thought-provoking take on what it looked like the last time change on a scale like this swept across the civilizations of the world. (Via Chris Norris.)